Wilder Named MAC West Player of the Week

By Published: 12/4/2017 4:40:26 PM Custom Tag

Courtesy: Western Michigan Athletics

CLEVELAND – Western Michigan men's basketball senior guard Thomas Wilder has been named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week.

In two contests at Saint Louis and against Oakland, Wilder averaged 20 points while averaging 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals. Wilder shot a combined 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from the field and connected on five three-pointers during the week. Wilder was the leading scorer for the Broncos in each game and has done so in every game this season.

The Montgomery, Ill., native had a game-high 16 points, with 10 coming in the second half at Saint Louis on Nov. 28 to help WMU earn its first "true" non-conference road win since 2014. Against the Billikens, Wilder went 5-of-13 from the floor while also tallying three assists and two steals.

In a match-up with Oakland this past Saturday, Wilder scored a team-high 24 points while shooting 50 percent (8-of-16) from the floor. The senior guard also posted five steals, four assists and three rebounds against the Golden Grizzlies, who are ranked No.15 in the latest College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll.

During the week, Wilder became the first player in WMU history to have 1,500 career points, 300 rebounds and 300 assists. Wilder has scored at least 10 points in 27 consecutive games, the sixth longest streak in the nation. At 1,596 career points, Wilder ranks 7th all-time in scoring at WMU.

Within the MAC, Wilder ranks second in scoring (19.9), ninth in assists (4.1) and third in steals (3.0). Overall, he is fifth in the nation in total steals with 24 and seventh in steals per game at 3.0.
Published: 12/4/2017 4:40:26 PM Custom Tag